National Resources

The United Interagency Council on Homelessness

The mission of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) is to coordinate the Federal response to homelessness and to create a national partnership at every level of government and with the private sector to reduce and end homelessness in the nation while maximizing the effectiveness of the Federal Government in contributing to the end of homelessness.
http://usich.gov

The Federal 10 year plan to end homelessness entitled Opening Doors

is the nation’s first comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness. Opening Doors serves as a roadmap for joint action by the 19 USICH member agencies along with local and state partners in the public and private sectors. In September 2012, USICH released an Amendment to Opening Doors, which was developed to specifically address what strategies and supports should be implemented to improve the educational outcomes for children and youth, and the steps that need to be taken to assist unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness.
http://usich.gov/opening_doors

National Coalition for the Homeless

The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission: To prevent and end homelessness while ensuring the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness are met and their civil rights protected.
http://nationalhomeless.org

National Alliance to End Homelessness

The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a leading voice on the issue of homelessness. The Alliance analyzes policy and develops pragmatic, cost-effective policy solutions. The Alliance works collaboratively with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build state and local capacity, leading to stronger programs and policies that help communities achieve their goal of ending homelessness. We provide data and research to policymakers and elected officials in order to inform policy debates and educate the public and opinion leaders nationwide.
http://www.endhomelessness.org

National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty

The Law Center is a national legal group dedicated to ending and preventing homelessness.  It works to expand access to affordable housing, meet the immediate and long-term needs of those who are homeless or at risk, and strengthen the social safety-net through Policy advocacy, Public education, Impact litigation and Advocacy training and support
http://www.nlchp.org/homeless

Community Solutions

Community Solutions helps communities solve the complex problems that affect their most vulnerable, hardest hit members. We draw on successful problem-solving tools and strategies from diverse sectors like public health, manufacturing and design. By adapting these strategies to civic and human services issues, we support the natural wisdom and capacity of community members to develop their own solutions.
www.cmtysolutions.org

Housing affordability in the 50 states 

Curious about the cost of living in Maryland as compared to that of other states? Visit this resource for detailed information about income and rental costs in Maryland and other states.
http://paycheck.nhc.org/paycheck-to-paycheck/